International Translation Day was first established by the International Federation of Translators. The date, September 30th was chosen, because it is also the feast day of St. Jerome, patron saint of translators, who was the first person to translate the Bible into Latin.
ITD is also a celebration. The celebration of every professional who help making the world a smaller place. One form of this celebration would be joining a translation-related event held near your residence or even online.
In June we learned the great news that the 71th Session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 30 September to be UN International Translation Day. The theme for this year’s ITD is going to be Translation and Diversity, so this is certainly going to be a great day to wake up to.
May 24, 2017 marks a historical milestone for all professional translators, interpreters and terminologists as the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted Resolution A/71/L.68 recognising the role of professional translation in connecting nations, and fostering peace, understanding and development.